Clash between police officers and pro-Russia activists
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Violence as pro-Russians seize office

Ukraine's acting president, Olexander Turchynov, has reinstated military conscription to deal with deteriorating security in the east of the country.

The move, announced in a decree, came as pro-Russia militants seized the regional prosecutor's office in the eastern city of Donetsk.

Ukraine blames Russia for organising the seizures of a number of offices in the east, a claim Moscow denies.

Steve Rosenberg reports.

  • 01 May 2014
  • From the section Europe
Go to next video: Russian flags fill Donetsk streets